An A-Z Guide To The Search For Plato's Atlantis

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    NEWS September 2023

    September 2023. Hi Atlantipedes, At present I am in Sardinia for a short visit. Later we move to Sicily and Malta. The trip is purely vacational. Unfortunately, I am writing this in a dreadful apartment, sitting on a bed, with access to just one useable socket and a small Notebook. Consequently, I possibly will not […]Read More »
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    Joining The Dots

    I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato’s own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.Read More »

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Bramwell, James Guy

James Guy Bramwell (1911-1995) also wrote under the name of James Byrom. Included in his output is a very objective account[195] of the Atlantis debate in the book on the subject. Although somewhat dated now, Bramwell discusses in depth the credibility of Plato’s story as well as giving a good summary of the arguments in favour of Atlantis’ existence.

At one point in his book (p141) he denounced the view that Atlantis flourished during the Bronze Age as “untenable”!  With this in mind he looks at the Cro-Magnon invasion of Europe 25,000 years ago and their mysterious origin. They were a tall race with characteristic prominent cheekbones and a brain capacity greater than modern humans. Bramwell famously stated, “Atlantis must be understood as located in the Atlantic Ocean or it is not Atlantis at all.” Although frequently quoted, this somewhat glib quotation will not stand up to critical scrutiny if it can be shown that in the time of Plato and Solon that a number of critical terms used by him, such as ‘Atlantic’, ‘Pillars of Heracles’ and ‘Asia’, may have had a totally different meanings to what we understand today.

Bramwell’s book also contains an extensive bibliography.